Coach Education and Training
Introduction to FDSW Education and Training
Welcome to the NEW Education and Training section of the Disability Sport Wales website.
As coaches, volunteers or professionals within sport, learning about what we do and how we go about doing it effectively is never-ending journey, through some really good stuff (i.e. watching our performer attain their potential), but also some quite uncomfortable stuff (i.e. pratices which might not have worked quite as well as we had hoped)! Our learning takes place in a multitude of different arenas: each time we think about what we have done, and what the individuals in our charge got from the session; or if when we see someone else delivering something which we have ourselves delivered, but in a way which is different, and new, and exciting for the performers; or when we chat to other coaches, volunteers or professionals in sport on the side-lines, about issues and challenges they have faced, and what their solutions were. Learning about our sports is not something that finishes when we gain our qualifications, or exists at a constant level after we ourselves have finished participating as a performer in our own right; but it is something that evolves, matures and challenges us, right the way through our involvement.
So, the addition of a specific education and training role within Disability Sport Wales is an exciting move. It will enable all of us involved with disability sport to continue to challenge our thinking and practice through involvement with education and training, and to encourage those who are not currently involved with disability sport to become more proactive in their inclusive provision and practice. Coaches, volunteers and professionals in sport are the life-blood, and we all have valuable experiences to share and utilise in what we do on a daily/weekly/monthly basis.
If you have any queries, questions or comments relating to education and training, please send an email to Fiona Reid (education and training consultant for Disability Sport Wales) : email@example.com